Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Diploma in Health Information Management, or Advanced Diploma in applied health science, to Bachelor of Health Administration in Health Information Management
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Health, Food and Medical, Recreation
Program Area
Nursing, Medical/Dental Care/Therapies/Technologies
Program Title
Health Information Management

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Ryerson University
Program Area
Public Management, Real Estate
Program Title
Health Information Management

Contact Procedures

Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416-979-5036

Web site:

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

Ryerson University will periodically review this transfer pathway, making amendments as appropriate. Students enrolled at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of their offer of admission to Ryerson University.  While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, Ryerson's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference document.

Eligibility for Pathway

Candidates for admission to the Health Information Management degree-completion program must meet the requirements as outlined in 1. and 2. below:


1. Graduation from a health record/health information CHIMA-accredited or recognized diploma program from a public Ontario College (or equivalent), with a cumulative grade point average of B/3.0/70% or higher, and documentation of professional registration/certification with the CHIMA.




   Graduation from a three-year Advanced Diploma program in applied health sciences (e.g. nursing, medical laboratory technology, chiropody, radiology) from a public Ontario College (or the equivalent), with a grade average of 'B' or higher.  The diploma must include a one-year introductory, university-level humanities course or equivalent.


2. At least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in health information management or health information technology.


Given that this is a degree-completion program in Health Information Management, the curriculum dovetails and aligns with the current learning outcomes for Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) recognized health information management practitioner programs.

Credit transfer

This is a specially-designed Degree Completion program for graduates of acceptable public Ontario College Diploma programs. Students must complete 22 one-term course equivalents to qualify for this Bachelor's Degree.  Transfer credit may be available for any studies completed in addition to those required for admission.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students must complete 22 one-term course equivalents.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

As a part-time program, students are required to complete the program in no more than eight years. Most students will complete the program in less time by planning their course selections carefully.

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) in Health Information Management

Ryerson University degrees are equivalent to the Honours degree required for admission consideration for graduate studies and professional programs.

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